Saturday, April 22, 202304The U.S. bishops April 20 reaffirmed their "unwavering solidarity" with Nicaragua's bishops, priests, faithful, "and all men and women of goodwill" who are suffering "an intensification" of religious persecution by Nicaragua's government.
Thursday, February 9, 2023050Reacting to "heartbreaking scenes" of death and destruction in Turkey and Syria, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' international policy committee urged U.S. Catholics and all people of goodwill to pray for the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the two countries Feb. 6 and to give generously to those in need.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022018The fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will find the bishops voting on a new president and vice president and how to proceed in disseminating their quadrennial document on Catholic participation in public life.
Thursday, November 19, 2020037In a year when most meetings have switched to an online format, the fall assembly of the U.S. bishops was no exception. The Nov. 16-17 virtual meeting involved about 300 bishops on Zoom and many viewers watching the livestreamed public portions.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020042The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican report on Theodore McCarrick, the ongoing pandemic and the church's response to racism.
Friday, March 13, 2020060Acknowledging the fragility of human life because of the coronavirus, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared a prayer for people who are ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and those responding to the pandemic.
Wednesday, November 15, 20170127At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues -- immigration and racism -- straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017080The nation has experienced "yet another night filled with unspeakable terror," and "we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. In Las Vegas, a gunman identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, was perched in a room...
Monday, July 1, 2013069The final rules issued June 28 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implementing its mandate that employers provide coverage of contraceptives "will require more careful analysis," New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a statement.